When introducing the Broad City girls Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer at the 92Y on Sunday night, actress Amy Ryan noted how “we’ve seen Abbi dancing naked in her apartment to Lady Gaga, mounting an unconscious Seth Rogen, stabbing herself with an EpiPen, getting high with Kelly Ripa,” and so on. But there’s one everyday thing no one has seen either the real Abbi Jacobson or fictional Abbi Abrams do: eat a burger. When asked what was on her bucket list, Jacobson said, “I’m saving this for the right moment: I’ve never eaten a hamburger.” Everyone in the room collectively gasped.
While Ryan didn’t pry into the reasoning behind Jacobson’s refusal of the paradigm-shifting patty, we did learn that Jacobson is going to make her first time a big event. “I think it’s a fun thing to throw a party and do. I was thinking of doing it on the show at some point,” she said. “It’s this whole thing. I’ve been polling where to do it, and I mean, years I’ve been telling people.” Much like pegging, this is not destined to be a common occurrence on the show: “I don’t think I want to eat hamburgers, but just the one. A good grassy burger.” Then we assume it’s back to heating up her cashew stir-fry.